Canine units are being used by local law enforcement in an attempt to locate the weapon.
Canine units are being used by local law enforcement in an attempt to locate the weapon.

Gun scare prompts school lockdown

Published 10:53am Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A stolen .22-caliber gun prompted the lockdown of both a high school and a day care Wednesday morning in Flomaton.

Dailey
Dailey

School officials quickly secured the campus of Flomaton High School at approximately 9 a.m. as law enforcement officials from all over the county swarmed to the area, after a man allegedly stole a gun from the vehicle of Buckshots Tire Center owner Chris Walther. A nearby day care at First Bapitst Church was also on lockdown during the incident.

According to officials with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, 18-year-old Kedarius Dailey was arrested on Palafox Street shortly after the incident, but was not in possession of the gun. Palafox Street is only a few blocks from the FHS campus.After an extended search involving officers from the Flomaton Police Department, Atmore Police Department, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department and a K9 unit from Century Correctional Facility, the weapon was recovered on Titi Street, just a short distance from Flomaton High School.

Sheriff’s department officials said Dailey is facing several charges, including breaking and entering a vehicle, attempting to elude and first-degree theft of property.

Dailey was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.

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